Deborah Amos Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

Syrian women stroll past posters of President Bashar Assad in Damascus on Monday. Assad has relied heavily on his security forces as he battles an uprising now in its eighth month.

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In Syria, Can The President Outlast The Protesters?

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Lebanese and Syrian protesters demonstrate against the Syrian government in Beirut in August. Syrian defectors say they fear the Syrian regime will track them down, even in Lebanon.

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Even In Lebanon, No Safe Haven For Syrian Dissidents

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Despite domestic and international pressure, Syrian President Bashar Assad has pursued an aggressive crackdown on protesters, and the outcome of the seven-month-old uprising is far from clear. Muzaffar Salman/AP hide caption

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Syrian Leader Digs In For A Long Battle

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Syrian Army Escalates Crack Down In Homs

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In Syria, Opposition Stages Massive Protests

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Syrians walk outside the Omayyad Mosque in Damascus in April. Residents are adapting to life amid the ongoing uprising against President Bashar Assad's regime. Anwar Armo/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Facade Of Normal Life In Syria's Capital

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Protesters Gather In Hama, Syria

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Syria Insists It's Ready To Embrace Change

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Syrian Opposition Leaders Gather In Damascus

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The official Syrian News Agency (SANA) released a photo showing Syrian President Bashar Assad addressing the nation from Damascus University on Monday. Ho/SANA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syria's Assad Warns Of Dangerous Economic Climate

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Barada TV Puts Syria's 'YouTube Revolution' On Air

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Syrian Troops Regain Control Of Northern Town

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Syria: 120 Government Troops Killed By Gunmen

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Syrian State Media Reports Scores Of Police Dead

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